rooted in cle / yoga + libations + light bites

As the wife (and constant cheerleader) of a small business owner and entrepreneur, nothing makes me happier than to support other small business owners in Cleveland - especially those that are my friends, and genuinely great people.

Imagine my delight when I saw that Harness Cycle was collaborating with BurkleHagen to put on another Cleveland is my OM event on Friday, May 15th full of yoga, cocktails & small bites - in a VERY cool venue. Sign. me. up.

Rooted in CLE is an evening focused on the farm-to-table lifestyle, kicking off with an hour of slow-flow yoga led by 3 Sisters Yoga. Post-yoga, Spice Kitchen & Bar will offer up small bites and The Agrarian Collective & SweetWater Caravan will serve cocktails. Yoga + delicious food + craft cocktails + great venue, all while wearing yoga pants, equals one pretty fabulous Friday night.


The event is held in the BurkleHagen photography studio & loft in Midtown Cleveland (featured above). The space is beautiful (hello, indoor swings! & a massive prop closet to swoon over) and they produce the most breathtaking images, focusing primarily on commercial food photography. If anything, give them a follow on Instagram for their drool-worthy pictures and GIFs.

While tickets are normally $50, I'm offering 10% off the ticket price with promo code "COLORWHIRL". Tickets are available for purchase here. Make sure to enter the promo code to get your discount!

The event will likely sell out, so hurry up and get your ticket! Will I see you there? Sign up, and get your om on with me!

Happy weekend, and first day of MAY! Summer, I can almost see you now! :)

Disclosure... I was given a ticket to Rooted in CLE in exchange for a post to promote the event. All opinions are my own! Thanks for helping me support other creatives, small businesses and entrepreneurs in our city.

a busy CLE...

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Happy Friday, everybodyyyyyy! I hope you all had a great week. The summer weather is back (for now), and Cleveland is abuzz with a ridiculous amount of energy and excitement. Why, you might ask? Well, here are just a few things going on in our city this weekend...

GG9, or the 2014 Gay Games, kick of this weekend! It is so heartwarming to see all of the gay pride flags, posters, and homemade signs adorning our city. One drive down Clifton Boulevard  between the Shoreway and 117th, and you're sure to be smiling from ear to ear from all of the welcoming signage. Welcome, athletes!

The University of Akron is hosting a "Welcome Home LeBron" event tonight (Friday) that quickly sold out 30,000 free online tickets... I think we're eager to let him know we've officially forgiven. The event will highlight LeBron's community service efforts in Akron and his impact on the city as a whole.

The Cleveland Flea kicks off another big event this Saturday and I can't wait to go. We haven't been yet, and I know I'm missing out on some serious vintage treasures, great music, boozy sno-cones (!!), and an overall fun vibe. Hope to see you there!

AHA! Festival of Lights is going on now until Saturday night, and it is truly spectacular. Meant to "illuminate changes to our urban landscape" in Cleveland, AHA! features installations from several different artists throughout downtown CLE. Tonight is the East meets West Glow Ride, starting at 8pm, which is meant to unify the two sides of the city. West side riders start at Platform Beer & east side riders start at Sterle's. Happy riding!

Believe in CLE is hosting another event in conjunction with AHA! tonight (Friday) on Mall B. Is there anything cooler than nighttime yoga + glow sticks + light shows on the Lake Erie shore? I don't think so. Namaste (insert praying hands emoji here).

I'm pretty certain that no Clevelander will be bored this weekend! There's just SO MUCH to do. Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather we're supposed to have and soak up the last few weeks of summer!